One of the local writing groups Saltdean Scribblers share their latest endeavours in terms of prose and poetry to a full house at the Library.
Chaired by Rob Upward we heard work as diverse as stories about the sea, a piano art event in Melbourne, seafaring, members of a reading group and poems with a sense of place or about love, a pleasure to listen to. In one or two cases a little more editing would have improved the piece, but it is getting ones ideas down on paper in a supportive environment that is the ethos of this group.
(sorry if I missed pics of one or two readers)
The second part of the evening was devoted to the audience having a turn, sharing poems but also several very able local musicians, including a singer songwriter, guitarists and even a harmonica player making his debut. I was sorry I had to leave early and missed some of it but know from hearing most of them in the past it was brilliant!
An open mic session is always very popular addition to a Scribblers evening as well as the delightful music I guess a musical evening with local talent might also get a following in the Library.
Last but by no means least, there was an anthology of all the readings for a modest £2.50, so we can get to read the endings of some of extracts we heard. There is always plenty of work behind the scenes for producing this kind of thing, I know that Andi Pearson was the leading light in getting this show on the road with plenty of support from Marian Philips. Well done both! Copies are on sale in the Library. I believe too that new members who would like to have a try at writing are welcome to join Scribblers.
Lovely refreshments, laid on by members of the group, made the evening even more enjoyable!
Some of the Scribbles members are published authors check the poster in the Library or Amazon for Rod Upward or Andi Person – both ebooks!
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Please note – There are earlier posts about Scribblers and the Library, but I am not a member of any local writing group, although some pics of my marionettes seem to have strayed into writing group info. on google without my consent.